YouTube HTML5 Powered Mobile Website Is Here

By | July 8, 2010 | 3 Comments


It looks like Google has officially announced the refresh of YouTube mobile website. Android and iPhone users will be redirected to new page upon visiting it.

Updated site takes the advantage of HTML5 features, such as video tag. Furthermore, it brings search suggestions, improved video quality, ability to create playlists and like/dislike video buttons.

According to company, playback has increased by 160% in 2009 over previous year, as of today, there are already over 100 million videos streamed to mobile devices daily.

New m.youtube.com (source: TheRegister)
YouTube HTML5 Powered Mobile Website Is Here

Old m.youtube.com
YouTube HTML5 Powered Mobile Website Is Here

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  • RamaSubbu SK

    Seems like HTML5 is coming very fast to reality than any other standards.

  • RamaSubbu SK

    iPhone (safari) doesn’t have WebM support, then how this will work by default ? Are they using Opera Mini then ? Can someone confirm ?

    • Somebody

      HTML5 doesn’t define which video codec needs to be used, so there is no standard video codec yet. WebM, H.264 and Ogg Theora are the contenders, although I expect Ogg Theora to drop out pretty soon in favour of WebM. Youtube currently supports both H.264 and WebM. So the Iphone would be using the H.264 version of the video.